CSULB Beach Launch Team static fire

Video Caption: CSULB Beach Launch Team static fires their newest competition engine!

Engine Spec:
Nickname: “Freyja”
Nominal Thrust: 600 Lbf
Nominal Burn: 15 seconds
Propellants: LOX & JET-A
Injector Type: Pintle
Feeding System: Pressure Fed
Cooling Method: Ablative Cooling

CSULB: Engine Test

The student team recently hot fired their latest engine design which utilises a pintle injector. The team are entered in the Base 11 Space Challenge with the aim to launch a liquid-fuelled rocket to 100km.

You can see a video of this latest test here.

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Another Static Fire for the books! We love what we do! Months of hard work in the lab culminating into an incredible desert experience. There were many challenges and setbacks but we ultimately came out of it a better and stronger team. Thank you to everyone for their determination, teamwork and resilience. Thank to our departing GM @seanonewon for coming by and lending a helping hand. Thank you to all our sponsors for their continued support and thank you to FAR(Friends of Amateur Rocketry) for hosting us. Space or bust! #space #aerospaceengineering #engineering ##csulb #stem #ncrfoundation #rockets #adastra #b11spacechallenge #pinkrocketproject #friendsofamateurrocketry #stemeducation #steminist #spacex #blueorigin #longbeach #spacelaunchsystem

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MASA Win Phase 1 of the Base 11 Space Challenge

Michigan Aeronautical Science Association (MASA) have won phase 1 of the Base 11 space challenge, a $1 million dollar prize for a university team to build, test and fly a liquid-fueled rocket to 100 km by the end of December 2021.

Phase 1 saw the teams conduct preliminary designs of their rockets including details of simulations and initial test data, all documented and submitted in a report.

The team walked away with $25k, with 2nd place and $15k going to Concordia University and 3rd place and $10k to Portland State University.

Next up Phase 2 sees teams submitting critical design reports of their rockets by March 2020, with the first launch window opening May 30th 2020.

Base 11 Space Challenge Phase 1 Finalists

The Base 11 space challenge is a $1 million dollar prize for a university team to build, test and fly a liquid-fueled rocket to 100 km by the end of December 2021.

Phase 1 saw the teams conduct preliminary designs of their rockets including details of simulations and initial test data, all documented and submitted in a report.

The best submissions qualified for the Phase 1 prize of which the following teams are finalists,

The winner will be announced June 24th with $50k of prize money up for grabs.